World Domination via Tuna Salad

Good afternoon, friends!

In between studying and cleaning (to avoid studying) this morning, I paid a visit to my old friend — the C&O Canal Trail!


To mix things up, I headed south on the trail towards DC (specifically Georgetown) instead of heading north up towards MD.


This part of the trail connects to the Capital Crescent Trail, another great DC trail. It’s paved (unlike the C&O Canal which is dirt) which I don’t like as much for running, but is also a lot shadier, so I hopped over on it instead :)


It was purdy :) Although still craaaaaaazy hot!

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I love that in DC you can be SO close to the city… but it still looks like this:


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I spy the Washington Monument!


What a great break in the day! I did 5.5 miles of running/walking/stopping to take pictures in a little over an hour. I was a hot sweaty mess afterward, to say the least. Gotta love summer running.

For lunch today I brought back an old friend — my Tuna Salad with a Healthy Twist!


I figured it only made sense, considering this recipe was just featured in a Woman’s Day article: 10 Better for You Comfort Food Recipes! Exciting!

I’m all out of celery, broccoli slaw, and feta (I know! For shame), so I added some green pepper and arugula to the creation instead. Still delish :)


I enjoyed my sandwich with a side of leftover green beans (loveeeeeeeeeeee):


And another favorite: nonfat plain Greek yogurt (organic, of course!) topped with a chopped peach:


Yum! And now, it’s back to BioChem I go!

Have a good one :)


  1. 1

    If you love trails, you have got to run some on Tuesday nights with @BeeZales and I! We have a mid-sized lil group, and we go for gourmet pizzas afterward.

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    sounds yummy! That is so cool that you where featured on women’s day!

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    trail running is the shizz, hands down…i’m so glad you have such awesome access to trails!

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    That is a great trail!!!

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    Out of FETA? “for shame!” sheesh. ;)

    that shady part of the trail is definitely better during the hot day, but it’s a climb! The first time I ran on that trail we had no idea where we were “supposed” to get off, according to the route, and saw the Sign “Welcome to MD”. Let’s just say I wasn’t so pumped to be in MD…

    good luck with the Biochem/cleaning! :)

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    Ugh, why do I live in Florida??? That view is gorgeous! I can’t wait to be more up north. :) Glad you got a good run in even though it’s pretty hot! It helps to have a fitness outlet to relieve some of the stress of studying!

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    Congrats on the feature in Woman’s Day! I’ve never been to DC but your pics make me want to come visit. :)

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    That trail looks so perty. I love lots of green around cities!!

    Congrats on the Women’s Day article, so awesome!

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    Ugh, BioChem–good luck Anne!

    The park looks awesome and love that you get the sneak peak of the Washington Monument in there! :)

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    Check out the Capital Crescent Trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring. It is beautiful, cooler, shaded by a cathedral of trees, and not paved.

    There are eats where the Trail crosses Connecticut Avenue.

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    oh that trail is wonderful!!!!!!

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    Yay for being featured on Women’s Day!
    :) Love the recipe too!

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    I really need to check out that trail sometime. I wish I lived a little closer to downtown area so I could hope on. Anyway, your tuna salad looks delicious!

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    I have an obsession with green beans lately. I actually found myself feeling upset that I’m missing the Farmer’s Market this week because I won’t be able to pick up a new bag!

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    Sokphal says:

    I love that trail and congrats on being featured in WD! Very cool! (I wish I could say that about the weather we’ve been having).

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    What a beautiful trail! I always think the prettier the scenery the better the run. The more things I have to look at the less brainpower I can focus on how bad my legs and lungs hurt!

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    What a beautiful trail!!

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    I went to school in DC, and LOVED it so much…. you’re right, even though you are so close to the city, you can still find hidden gems like that trail! :)

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    A great run and a great yum. Life couldn’t be better (except for biochem, I guess…)!

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    What a great trail and once again, awesome pictures! Heading up to DC tomorrow to check out my son’s new place … not sure we’ll be running the trails but would love to see during the Fall! Congrat’s on getting published in WD – Very cool! :)

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